DEES Research Science Themes

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A Class III Cultural Resource Inventory and Site Protection Measures in Support of Testing and Training, U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele County, Utah
A Class III Cultural Resource Inventory for Phase 2 of the PD-Tess Project, US Army Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele County, Utah
A Class III Cultural Resource Inventory for the Training Area Expansion, Dugway Proving Ground
A Class III Cultural Resource Inventory for the White Sage 2012 Training Area, U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele County, Utah
A Class III Cultural Resource Inventory in Support of Air Force Use Areas, U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele County, Utah
Air Quality Monitoring for the Hualapai Tribe
Airborne Hyperspectral Data Analysis
Alternative Chirality Amino Acid Utilization Research in Support of Mars Astrobiology Mission Development-Subaward
Alternative futures for the context region of the Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton and Marine Corps Air Stations, Camp Pendleton and Miramar, CA
Ash Meadows Paleoecology Project
Assessing winter bacterioplankton distribution and carbon cycling as part of AMLR field program
Astrobiological Investigation of the Namibian Desert and other Martian Analog Environments
Astrobiology of Icy Worlds: Habitability, Survivability, and Detectability
AZ/NV Tower Corp. Communication Sites Project
Biological Accumulation of D-amino acids in Endolithic Microbial Communities
Biotic Processes Regulating the Carbon Balance of Desert Ecosystems
Carbon Fluxes in the Southern Ocean as Mediated by Ice-Ocean-Ecosystem Interactions
Carbon Sequestration at United States Marine Corps Installations West
Cathedral Gorge, Lincoln County, NV
Characterization of Indigenous Microorganisms from Nye County Wells and Assessment of their Utility as Hydrologic Tracers
Characterization of Indigenous Microorganisms from Nye County Wells and Assessment of their Utility as Hydrologic Tracers
Characterization of Periphyton and Macronutrients in the South Fork of the Humboldt River and Limnological Assessment of the South Fork Reservoir, NV
Climate Change in Nevada: Task 4
Coll. Res.: Free-Drifting Icebergs as Proliferating Dispersion sites of Iron Enrichment, Organic Carbon Production and Export in the Southern Ocean
Coll. Res.: Geochemistry and Microbiology of the Extreme Aquatic Environment in Lake Vida, East Antarctica
Coll. Res.: Tropical cyclone imprint on late Quaternary alluvial fans of Baja California: Key for understanding arid regions landscape evolution
Coll. Res: Functional Genomics and Physiological Ecology of Seasonal Succession in Antarctic Phytoplankton: Adaptations to Light and Temperature
CSUB NSF CREST Project Support
Cultural Resources Mercury Powerline Agreement
Desert Hot Weather Test Studies
Desert Soil Characterization for Detection of Buried Landmines, Unexploded Ordinance, and Tunnels
Developing a Luminescence Geochronometer for Arctic Ocean Cores
Development of a Standard Approach for Terrestrial Ecosystem Assessment and Monitoring
Digital Mapping Inventory of Biological Soil Crusts in the Muddy Mountain National Wilderness Area, Nevada
Digital Optical Imaging of Ice Cores for Curation and Scientific Applications
DOE Algal-Based Renewable Energy for Nevada
Dusty Miller survey
Effects of Climate Change on Spring Ecosystem Hydroecology as a guide to Developing Alternative Water Policies
EPSCoR Integrated Science Project (ISP): Task 4
Estimating sub-pixel temperature composition using multispectral thermal imaging
FREZCHEM: An Aqueous Geochemical Model for Mars
Geochemistry and Microbiology of the Extreme Aquatic Environment in Lake Vida, East Antarctica
Geomorphic Mapping in Support of an Archaeological Predictive Model: Proposed Eastern and Western Expansion Areas, Marine Corps Ground Air Combat Center, 29 Palms, California
Global Military Operating Environments: Linking Natural Environments, International Security, and Military Operations (GMOE)
Global Military Operating Environments: Soil and Terrain Analysis of Vehicle Mobility Test Course in Suriname
GMOE II: Linking Natural Environments, International Security, and military Operations with a focus on Afghanistan and SW Asia
Grant Support FY13
Heterotrophic respiration as affected by dew and water vapor
Historical Properties Management Plan and Survey, NAFB
IMAGE: Improving STEM Education in Nevada with Compelling Earth Science Imagery
Integrated Desert Terrain Forecasting for Military Operations (DTF)
Inventory and Assessment of Lincoln County Historic Cemeteries
Keeler Dunes Owens Lake
Lahontan Natl. Fish Hatchery Complex, Walker Lake
LanDPro: Army Landscape Dynamics Support Program
Late Quaternary alluvial fan systems in semiarid Chile: evolution and paleoclimate linkages. A workshop and field visit to catalyze US-Chile future collaboration
Light Detection and Ranging in the Walker Basin
Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative
Luminescence Dating of Cave Sediments from Atapuerca, Spain
Martian Geochemical Applications with FREZCHEM
Microbial Availability of Wastewater N and P in Las Vegas Wash and in Associated Wetlands
Microbial Degradation of Ethinylestradiol (EE2) and Estradiol (E2) in Lake Mead and Las Vegas Wash
Modeling Complex Geochemical Processes in the Outer Planets Region
Multi-parameter selection curves for machine-assisted annual layer interpretations of the WAIS-Divide core
NDFF Data Management and participation in data synthesis
Nevada Earth/Space Science Initiative (NESSI)
Nevada's Climate Change High School Science Fair network
North Creek Shelter
NRHP Integrity Evaluation for the Lincoln Highway, Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele County, Utah
NSF EPSCoR: Nevada Infrastructure for Climate Change Science, Education and Outreach ,Task 7
Oceano Dunes State Rec Area
Organization of a Climate Change Adaptation Workshop for NASA/DFRC
PD Tess 6
PD Tess Phase 8
PD-Tess Phase 7
Pine Expansion of Arid Land: Fire Effects on Safe Site Abundance, Subcontract
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
Quantifying Paleo-Water Depth Estimates from Lacustrine Sedimentary Features
Quantitative Spectral Characterization of Background Spectra using full Spectrum Hyperspectral Image Data
Radiochemically-Supported Microbial Communities: A Potential Mechanism for Biocolloid Production of Importance to Actinide Transport
Radiochemically-Supported Microbial Communities: A Potential Mechanism for Biocolloid Production of Importance to Actinide Transport
Research Development and Test Support YPG
Ruby Pipeline Paleoenvironments-Wyoming
Subpixel artifact detection using remote sensing
Supplemental Research in Support of ARO Funded Project: GMOE
Surface Winds and Dunes on Mars
Tungsten Mountain
Updated Estimation of Annual Phreatophytic Evapotranspiration for White River, Spring, and Snake Valleys
USGS Assignment Mojave Desert
Using Canines to Survey Desert Tortoise: Human and dog comparison
Verification of Empirical Vegetation Index to ET Relationships and Effect of Spatial Scales and Analytical Methodology
Virgin Anasazi Prehistory Project
WRID SCADA Automated Control Site Integration
YPG Contract

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Atmospheric Sciences (DAS)
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Land and Life
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Research into changing landscapes including the soils, plants, animals and humans that affect them.
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2014 Medalist - Dr. Albert "Yu-Min" Lin
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